Entrusted with the education of children, a Good Hope Country Day School teacher promotes the best interests of the students within her/his charge, and collaborates with colleagues and the island community to further the school’s mission and values and implement the school’s mantra: “The Island is our Classroom, the World is our Responsibility.”
The 6th Grade Teacher is assigned to one self-contained 6th grade class. She/he teaches Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, and Social-Emotional Learning in a self-contained classroom of approximately 12 to 18 students. She/he works collaboratively with colleagues, attends various faculty and committee meetings as required, and performs other duties as assigned.
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Teaches full-time at assigned grade level. Faculty hours are generally 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., not including after-school activities and Tuesday faculty meetings.
Develops and teaches a well- balanced curriculum that includes Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, and Social-Emotional Learning.
Collaborates with Lower School teachers, as well as Middle/Upper School teachers as needed, to ensure the learning goals and overall continuity of the GHCDS curriculum.
Offers after-school activities, generally one time per week, as assigned.
Provides prompt assessment feedback to students, and meets deadlines for the reporting of grades and comments.
Communicates student progress to parents using online grading software, email, phone calls, conferences, and other appropriate methods, as needed.
Responds promptly to communications from students, parents, and school personnel (generally within one full workday of receiving said communications).
Ensures an optimal classroom environment with clear and reasonable expectations for student conduct.
Adheres to the provisions of the GHCDS Employee Handbook.
Adheres to the high standards and the expectations of ethical behavior delineated by the National Association of Independent Schools’ Principles of Good Practice.
Continuing professional development in teaching and learning, child development, and/or related areas.
At least three (3) years experience of teaching is preferred.]
Required Skills and Attributes:
Knowledge of best practices for teaching students in grade 6.
Commitment to stay abreast of recent developments.
Strong organizational, oral communication, and written communication skills.
Ability to function well in a team and to work well with students, parents, and school personnel.
Creative and practical problem solving skills and strong interpersonal skills.
Flexible and can work with minimal supervision.
Integrity and good judgment.
Must be able to perform the physical duties of the position on the GHCDS campus.
Must demonstrate strong commitment to the mission and values of GHCDS.
Additional Salary Information: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Retirement Benefits through TIAA-CREF, 100% Tuition Remission for first child; 50% for second. Salary based on years of experience and degree.
About Good Hope Country Day School
Founded in 1964, Good Hope Country Day School is a 300-student, Nursery-12th grade, coeducational, nonsectarian independent school located on the stunningly beautiful, multicultural, and historic island of St. Croix — at 84 square miles, the largest of the U.S Virgin Islands. Our diverse student body goes on to attend a variety of colleges and universities, including Harvard, Howard, Stanford, Syracuse, the University of Virginia, and the University of the Virgin Islands. Fifty percent of GHCDS families receive financial aid.
Mission: Cultivate reflective, creative, and compassionate students who are critical thinkers prepared to excel in college and empowered to better their island and the world.
Mantra: "The Island is our Classroom, the World is our Responsibility."
Core Values: Integrity, Respect, Scholarship, Citizenship